Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:57 PM

Hurricane Barry Makes Landfall in La., Weakens Into Tropical Storm

By Brian Lada, and Allen Cone, United Press International,

The U.S. Coast Guard Grand Station Isle reported a large majority of the roads are covered with water, with some impassable. Grand Isle is 107 miles south of New Orleans. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Grand Station Isle Coast Guard.

Hurricane Barry made landfall as a Category 1 storm on Saturday afternoon near Intracoastal City in Louisiana and weakened into a tropical storm.

In its 2 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said the eye was 5 miles northeast of Intracoastal City and 30 miles southwest of Lafayatte. Maximum sustained winds were 70 mph, which is 6 mph below the designation, and was moving 6 mph northwest. Intracoastal City is 165 miles west of New Orleans.

"Dangerous storm surge, heavy rains and wind conditions continuing across the north-central Gulf Coast," the NWS said.

A hurricane remains in effect for Intracoastal City to Grand Isle but a hurricane watch has been discontinued for the Louisiana coast west of Intracoastal City.

The center of Barry is forecast to move through southern Louisiana in the afternoon, and into central Louisiana on Saturday night, and into northern Louisiana on Sunday, according to the NWS.


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